- Not so charitable? The New York Times will no longer cover philanthropy--foundations and major nonprofits--as a distinct beat. (All the more reason for major nonprofits to embrace a strong social media presence.)
- I love data interpretation: Nielsen released data on bloggers, noting that one-third of them are moms. ICYMI, that means 2/3 of them are not moms. I speak as a woman blogger who goes to conferences where the exhibitors and sponsors just assume we all have children, or that all bloggers are moms, which tells me we have a long way to go in targeting bloggers effectively. Sigh.
- Don't go there: Gowalla is officially shut down.
- I sure know how to pick 'em: Posterous, one of my go-to sites for easy blogging, was just bought by Twitter this week. It's not clear what will happen to blogs on the site yet, but Lifehacker is at the ready with how you can migrate Posterous blogs to other platforms, just in case. Again, the sigh.
- Live! From your nonprofit, it's....YouTube has opened up self-serve live streaming to the 16,000 nonprofits in its YouTube Nonprofits Program, so they can share charitable events and conferences. Will you get to take advantage of this? (Thanks to Zan McColloch-Lussier at Mixtape Communications for giving us the heads-up on this from SXSW this week.) And teachers, animators and learners will want to check out TED-Ed, a new education-focused YouTube channel from the TED conference.
- Uh-oh: Retailers have been creating editorial content and selling ads on their own websites, and dropping their newspaper ads, says this detailed look at Reflections of a Newsosaur.
- You can stop working now: Visual.ly has just launched a self-serve tool you can use to make custom infographics. Try the sampler that compares your tweets to someone else's.
- Good question: Should we have a curator's code and an aggregator's golden rule? And (my question) isn't that Creative Commons? Stand back while various parties start arguing over who gets to write that code.
- Do you surround yourself with people who get it--and get you? That's the power of the people around you, says this post. It's a core work philosophy for me, honed by years of positive and negative experiences, and why I enjoy my work today as much as I do.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Twitter stream this week. Let's all have an artful weekend, shall we?